.... what will we see?!?!?
Trip Start Feb 11, 2008
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After getting the blood to circulate once again in our legs again we hurried to catch a bus to Polachi. Three buses and several hours later we arrived in the dark without accommodation, we wandered aimlessly, a bit like Mary and Joseph, minus a donkey to carry our bags as we struggled to find an inn for the night. We were turned away from a few and we even contemplated spending the night in the bus station (god-forbid!). But eventually we found a very hot and sweaty hotel. Think one of the staff had OCD because they insisted on sweeping the floor outside our room every half hour, throughout the night. We woke this morning (after very little sleep- though the hallway was nice and clean!) with over 20 mozzie bites each! So we now look like we have measles!
Today we had a nightmare day trying to visit a national park- having traveled for miles in the back of a rust bucket taxi we found out that we couldn't go on a jeep safari and would be unlikely to see any wildlife cause it was too hot- brilliant! Our taxi driver tuck a huff with us and threatened to leave us in the park because of some silly confusion, that was until he realised he could take us round the national park in his taxi- at a cost (obviously!) So off we trotted in the clamped out taxi with driver who knew nothing about wildlife and couldn't speak English so we had to enrol the help of a guide. We visited a huge dam (not really what we wanted to see, but good all the same) saw beautiful spotted deers, long tailed monkeys, rare squirrels and a very rare mongoose- did you relaise that mongooses are small furry creatures? i expected them to be big things! Oh and we visited the oldest teak tree in India!
Not really the safari we expected but an interesting insight into the Indian countryside! Hopefully we'll have more luck in our next national park!